Jujube Fruit

The scientific name for jujube fruit tree is Ziziphus zizyphus and it is also known as red date or Chinese date. It is mainly cultivated in Asia and southeastern Europe. Jujube is known and grown in the Indian subcontinent since 9000 BC. The freshly harvested and dried jujube fruits are eaten with tea or as snack. Red and black jujube are popular varieties of jujube fruit. Jujube tea syrup, jujube juice, jujube wine are some of the popular products of jujube fruit. Let us first take a look at the jujube fruit nutrition facts.

Jujube Fruit Nutrition

100 gm of jujube fruit contain:

* Calories - 79
* Total Fat - 0.2 gm
* Saturated Fat - 0
* Cholesterol - 0
* Sodium - 3 mg
* Total Carbohydrates - 20.2 (7%) gm
* Protein - 1.2 gm (2%)
* Vitamin A - 1%
* Vitamin C - 115%
* Thiamin - 1%
* Riboflavin - 2%
* Niacin - 4%
* Vitamin B6 - 4%
* Iron - 3%
* Calcium - 2%
* Potassium - 7%
* Magnesium - 2%
* Phosphorus - 2%
* Copper - 4%
* Manganese - 4%

Jujube fruits are also loaded with 18 out of the 24 important amino acids. From the above figures, it is safe to conclude that jujube fruit is very low in sodium and cholesterol and it is a very good source of vitamin C. It is packed with various vitamins and minerals. Let us see what health benefits are offered by the nutrients present in jujube fruit.

Jujube Fruit Health Benefits

Jujube fruit is being used for thousands of years in Asian countries as a herbal medicine.

* Jujube fruit helps in the wound healing process.
* Jujube can help increase body weight.
* Jujube fruit boosts your immune system.
* Jujube helps cure some of the liver diseases.
* Jujube fruit is used to treat anemia and purpura.
* It helps to reduce the stress level and encourages sleep.
* Jujube fruit helps lower blood pressure and also cures sore throats working as an analgesic.
* The alkaloids and other chemicals present in the jujube seed can help you get rid of anxiety and provide antioxidant protection to cells.
* The amino acids present in jujube fruit help with the maintenance and formation of proteins, bones, skin, muscle, bloods, hormones, neurotransmitters and enzymes in the body.
* One of the most important jujube fruit benefits is that it inhibits the growth and movement of free radicals. Vitamin C is a good antioxidant and helps to control the growth of the tumor causing cells and cells that can lead to cancers.
* Jujube fruit extract can help reduce the toxicity of various drugs. Jujube fruit extract is used to treat skin disorders, hysteria, fatigue, insomnia, loss of energy and lack of appetite. Jujube extracts are also used to manufacture skin care products to reduce wrinkles, dryness, redness, swelling and for relief from sunburn.

Jujube Fruit Side Effects

There are no known side effects of jujube fruit caused due to over-consumption of the fruit. But it is better to consult your physician before eating jujube fruit if you are suffering from bloating, intestinal parasites and/or excessive phlegm and also if you are a pregnant or a lactating women.

I have take Jujube Fruit at China in previous year tour. And found to know about the history of this fruit.


The jujube is a little known fruit, but is gaining momentum in Western cultures for its high amount of vitamins and minerals. It has been used for thousands of years in Asian countries by medicine men and herbalists alike. The jujube is not named after the popular candy from childhood, but rather, the other way around.

5 Medicinal Benefits of the Jujube Fruit :
1-> Cancer Treatment - According to the National Center for Biotechnology, juice from the jujube fruit has been shown to have cytotoxic activity on different tumor lines. A study showed that the number of viable cells had been decreased after treatment. These benefits have been attributed to, among other things, the jujube’s high content of bioactive compounds.

Studies conducted over a 20 year period have shown bioactive compounds to play an important role in the prevention of chronic diseases.

2 -> Relief From Stress - The jujube fruit also has stress alleviating properties. Used in a powdered form, the jujube fruit helps calm nerves and reduce anxiety.

3 - >Many More Benefits - In China jujube is used to treat diarrhea, fatigue and loss of appetite. In Japan, research has shown the jujube to increase immunity.
4 -> Antioxidant Properties - Jujube fruit is also an antioxidant with rejuvenating properties. It has the ability to help clear up the skin.

5- >Blood Purification - The dried fruits of the jujube contain saponin, alkaloids and triterpenoids. These three compounds are all beneficial in purifying the blood, and as an aid to digestion.

Additionally, jujube fruit is used to improve muscular strength, increase stamina, and as a tonic to strengthen liver function. One popular use is to make it as a tea to treat sore throats. Consuming the fruit will help treat chronic fatigue, bronchitis, and anemia.